Workforce Development

New HBI Report Shows Labor Shortage Weakening Housing Supply, Affordability

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New HBI Report Shows Labor Shortage Weakening Housing Supply, Affordability

A lack of skilled construction labor is a key limiting factor for improving housing inventory and affordability, according to the Home Builders Institute (HBI’s) Fall 2021 Construction Labor Market Report released today.

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Funding Available to Bring Shop Class Back to Schools

Filed in Workforce Development by on November 2, 2021 2 Comments
Funding Available to Bring Shop Class Back to Schools

The Schools to Skills Grant provides funding to implement HBI’s nationally recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum, advancing the CTE or construction trades programs at secondary schools nationwide.

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Video: Chairman’s Update on the Supply Chain Crisis and the ‘Great Resignation’

Filed in Advocacy, Membership, Workforce Development by on November 1, 2021 5 Comments
Video: Chairman’s Update on the Supply Chain Crisis and the ‘Great Resignation’

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke provides an overview of two events he recently attended on Capitol Hill, advocating on behalf of NAHB members and residential construction, and provides insight into what the “Great Resignation” of workers in response to COVID-19 means for the housing industry.

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Students Embrace Spooky Season During Careers in Construction Month

Filed in Workforce Development by on October 29, 2021 0 Comments
Students Embrace Spooky Season During Careers in Construction Month

Students and individuals embraced spooky season by participating in Halloween-themed activities designed to spark interest in the skilled trades and promote a positive perception of careers in construction.

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10 Reasons Why Parents Should Advocate For Skilled Trades Careers

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10 Reasons Why Parents Should Advocate For Skilled Trades Careers

Help shake off the stigma of trades school in your community by talking to parents about the valuable career paths and training opportunities available in the residential construction industry.

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3 Reasons Teens Don’t Consider Careers In The Skilled Trades – Even Though They Should

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3 Reasons Teens Don’t Consider Careers In The Skilled Trades – Even Though They Should

In an uncertain economy where stability is often prized, many teens never consider skilled trade jobs when planning potential paths for the future.

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NAHB Members Actively Recruit the Next Generation

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NAHB Members Actively Recruit the Next Generation

HBAs and members are reaching out to their communities to spread the word about the good-paying jobs in the residential construction industry.

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Video: NAHB Chairman’s Update Previews IBS and Careers in Construction Month

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Video: NAHB Chairman’s Update Previews IBS and Careers in Construction Month

In the October Chairman’s Update video, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke discusses the upcoming 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando and Careers in Construction Month.

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Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources

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Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources

Each October NAHB celebrates Careers in Construction month to raise awareness of the opportunities available in the construction trades. NAHB has a variety of promotional materials available for members and HBAs.

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New Training Center Prepares Students For Skilled Trades

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on September 29, 2021 2 Comments
New Training Center Prepares Students For Skilled Trades

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) opened a new Orlando-based facility for training people for jobs in construction. The BuildStrong Academy of Orlando will train and place area students who want to pursue careers in the skilled trades for the building industry.

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